HN Feature: Debbie Collins

Debbie Chinasa Collins is a young ambitious woman who believes strongly in achieving dreams. She became Miss Universe Nigeria after moving back to Nigeria from South Africa, that achievement encouraged her to take more bold steps in her life. She is also a poet, writing regularly on her blog and dreams of becoming a notable writer.

Describe yourself in 3 words
Bold, Happy, Determined
Three must-have tools, apps, or products that are essential to your job
Confidence, like-minded people and a genuine smile!

Who/What inspires you?
My parents inspire me to treat people selflessly. I am also inspired by hardworking and determined people, Mo Abudu from Nigeria is an African woman who is surpassing the limits set by society to conquer and pave the way for others to conquer, that is inspiring. When people achieve and help others get there, that inspires me.

What the best piece of advice you have been given in your career?

Dream, then make that dream a reality.

What brings you the greatest satisfaction personally and professionally?
Every time I accomplish a dream or goal I set out to achieve.

What quote do you live by?
“Where you are is not who you are”. Basically you are more than any situation you find yourself in, because you’re a human being; constantly becoming a better version of yourself.

What advice would you give your 18 year old self?
I would tell her to live without limits or fear, I would say Debbie “these people don’t bite, don’t be afraid, not only is God with you, but you can and will make it”.

On “Women Supporting Women”… 

It is encouraging, women should support women, our strength lies in our ability to give a helping hand to a sister in need. The best thing is helping others to achieve once you arrive at your destination. We go through so many similar difficulties and challenges that should make us want to work more together instead of fighting each other. A supportive circle of successful women will always thrive against all odds.

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